England striker Owen injured

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:39 IST

England striker Michael Owen will be out of action for as long as 10 weeks after he broke a foot bone playing for Newcastle at Tottenham.

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England striker Michael Owen will be out of action for as long as 10 weeks after he broke a foot bone playing for Newcastle at Tottenham. Owen fractured the fifth metatarsal bone and Newcastle coach Alan Murray said he would be out of action for at least eight weeks. His England teammates David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Gary Neville have been sidelined for long spells with metatarsal injuries. "He's had an X-ray he has fractured the fifth metatarsal," Murray said, adding, "It might have to be pinned, which will prolong the recovery. We hope it won't have to be, but we'll have to have a look when it settles down." Hamstring trouble If the prognosis is correct, Owen should be fit for the World Cup, which starts June 9 in Germany. Owen was injured in the first half of the Magpies' 2-0 loss at White Hart lane. It is the latest injury for a player plagued by hamstring trouble throughout his career. He had scored seven goals in nine starts since joining Newcastle from Real Madrid in August. (AP)

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